0513-12: New York Times Crossword Answers 13 May 12, Sunday

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CROSSWORD SETTER: Ben Tausig
THEME: Indies … all of the theme answers are sort of puns. They’re wel known expressions, but with a “d” sound inserted to suit the clue:

23A. Slogan for medical marijuana activists? : WEED SHALL OVERCOME (We shall overcome)
36A. Persians who protect their feet? : THE SHOD OF IRAN (The Shah of Iran)
50A. Entitlement to cross the stream first? : RIGHT OF WADE (right of way)
69A. “If you can’t behave on this tour, I swear you’ll be sorry!”? : NO MORE MISTER NICE GUIDE (no more Mister Nice Guy)
88A. Big part of the dairy business? : CHEESE TRADE (cheese tray)
104A. Lost subject of a hit Beatles song? : WANDERING JUDE (Wandering Jude)
115A. Clothing-free version of the national pastime? : WHOLE NUDE BALLGAME (whole new ballgame)

COMPLETION TIME: 32m 57s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 2 … I KNEW (I know), PALE ALE (palo ale!!!)


Today’s Wiki-est, Amazonian Googlies
Apologies for a very late, and a very short post today. We are in Dallas this weekend for my nephew’s wedding. As a result, I only got to today’s puzzle today (I normally work on it the night before it’s published). I am heading off to the airport shortly so I don’t have time for look-ups, and will try to get to them when I am back in the Bay Area.

Happy Mothers Day!!

Bill

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For the sake of completion, here is a full listing of all the answers:
Across
1. One waiting in France : GARCON
7. “Who’s there?” response : IT’S ME
12. Hank Aaron led the N.L. in them four times : RBIS
16. British pols : MPS
19. Mark who won the 1998 Masters : O’MEARA
20. Alternative energy option : SOLAR
21. “… there ___ square” : OR BE
22. Maximum : CAP
23. Slogan for medical marijuana activists? : WEED SHALL OVERCOME (We shall overcome)
26. Portuguese “she” : ELA
27. Tattoos, slangily : INK
28. More than a quarter of academic circles? : CEES
29. Alias : AKA
30. “No surprise to me” : I KNEW
32. Like unworn tires : TREADED
36. Persians who protect their feet? : THE SHOD OF IRAN (The Shah of Iran)
40. Took a break around one, say : HAD LUNCH
42. Was halting : LIMPED
43. Plant, of a sort : MOLE
44. Author : PEN
45. Not straight : ATILT
48. “___ Beso” (Paul Anka hit) : ESO
49. Big twit? : JEER
50. Entitlement to cross the stream first? : RIGHT OF WADE (right of way)
54. Conductor Toscanini : ARTURO
56. Singer DiFranco : ANI
57. Start of a “White Album” title : OB-LA-DI
58. Pod-based entity : PEA
59. People who avoid social networking, maybe : LONERS
63. Mixologist’s measure : DRAM
65. My ___, Vietnam : LAI
66. It was published four years before “Moby-Dick” : OMOO
68. “Snowy” bird : EGRET
69. “If you can’t behave on this tour, I swear you’ll be sorry!”? : NO MORE MISTER NICE GUIDE (no more Mister Nice Guide)
75. Forerunner of euchre : OMBRE
76. Smack : KISS
77. ___ culpa : MEA
78. State for which a Springsteen album is named: Abbr. : NEBR
79. Hunt’s co-star on “Mad About You” : REISER
81. Error indicator : SIC
82. Largest campus of Long Island Univ. : C W POST
85. The title of this puzzle, e.g. : PUN
86. One + one? : ELEVEN
88. Big part of the dairy business? : CHEESE TRADE (cheese tray)
90. Like much of Pindar’s work : ODIC
93. [Smack!] : BAM
94. Revolver : WHEEL
95. Tragic E.R. status : DOA
96. Cartoon pet of note : DINO
97. Melodic : ARIOSO
99. Play double Dutch, say : SKIP ROPE
104. Lost subject of a hit Beatles song? : WANDERING JUDE (Wandering Jude)
108. Working as a store clerk : IN SALES
109. Disney princess : ARIEL
110. Part of a newspaper: Abbr. : COL
111. Jobs creation : IPAD
113. OBs, e.g. : DRS
114. Vietnam Veterans Memorial designer : LIN
115. Clothing-free version of the national pastime? : WHOLE NUDE BALLGAME (whole new ballgame)
122. Dark meat piece : LEG
123. Feminine suffix : -EUSE
124. Pitch : SPIEL
125. Simplified language form : PIDGIN
126. Pompous person : ASS
127. “I’ll have what ___ having” : SHE’S
128. Itching : ANTSY
129. City near Clearwater, informally : ST PETE

Down
1. Chaperon : GO WITH
2. Supreme Egyptian god : AMEN-RA
3. Offended the nose : REEKED
4. “Dog” : CAD
5. Choice words? : ORS
6. “I don’t think so” : NAH
7. Part of a chain, maybe : ISLE
8. Studio sign : TO LET
9. Trudge through wet snow, say : SLOSH
10. Dallas pro baller : MAV
11. “We’ll teach you to drink deep ___ you depart”: Hamlet : ‘ERE
12. “Tommy,” e.g. : ROCK OPERA
13. Most inclusive : BROADEST
14. It has many servers : IBM
15. “___ I care!” : SEE IF
16. Famously temperamental court figure : MCENROE
17. Stout alternative : PALE ALE
18. Salmon, at times : SPAWNER
24. Powered in either of two ways : AC/DC
25. Chicago mayor Emanuel : RAHM
31. World leader beginning December 2011 : KIM JONG-UN
33. “Kubla Khan” river : ALPH
34. On account of : DUE TO
35. Make magnificent : ENNOBLE
37. French “she” : ELLE
38. Take a load off : SIT
39. Two-time N.L. batting champ Lefty : O’DOUL
41. Obama’s birthplace : HAWAII
46. Whit : TAD
47. Hardly sharp : IDIOTIC
50. Josh of “How I Met Your Mother” : RADNOR
51. Where to conform, per an expression : IN ROME
52. Jason who’s a five-time baseball All-Star : GIAMBI
53. Deception : FLAM
54. Ages and ages : AEON
55. Director Nicolas : ROEG
58. Car in “Gone in 60 Seconds” : PORSCHE
60. City down the lake from Buffalo, N.Y. : ERIE, PA
61. Oklahoma state tree : REDBUD
62. “Tristram Shandy” novelist : STERNE
64. Something you might tap in : MORSE CODE
67. Mayo, e.g. : MES
70. Projectionist’s unit : REEL
71. Scrape : SKIN
72. Drives : IMPELS
73. Big suits : CEOS
74. Entered slowly : EASED IN
80. Steel support for concrete : REBAR
81. People with reservations in Florida : SEMINOLES
83. Minute : WEE
84. Some Camaro roofs : T-TOPS
87. Swollen, as veins : VARICOSE
88. Dynasty for Confucius : CHOU
89. ___ avis : RARA
90. Big maker of smoothies and energy bars : ODWALLA
91. Accounts with keys? : DIARIES
92. Extra ones might be dramatic : INNINGS
94. News Corp. paper : WSJ
98. Look like a creep? : OGLE
100. Grammy-winning Radiohead album of 2000 : KID A
101. Prime years for rocking? : OLD AGE
102. Consent form : PERMIT
103. Dead Sea Scrolls writer : ESSENE
105. Cary of “Robin Hood: Men in Tights” : ELWES
106. Made whoopee : DID IT
107. Some blades : EPEES
112. With a sure hand : ABLY
116. “You mean … what?” : HUH
117. Surveillance org. : NSA
118. “Star Trek: Voyager” airer : UPN
119. D.J.’s purchases : LPS
120. Tanked : LIT
121. Economic stat : GDP

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